It's December, there are no words I know from me that will help. I do know my personal feelings about the Covid-19 Pandemic comes with heaviest of hearts. The loss in lives is overwhelming to me. The loss of the many small businesses that had to throw in the towel. The thousands of travel related workers unemployed or lost their business or incomes. The magnitude of the losses, the newly homeless, the millions now without adequate food in addition to our on going social issues makes one hope for a recovery that makes us all better for it. I hope we all have the strength to accept & grow.
In my isolation, loss of income, relocation, personal challenges opened my eyes to my short comings. I've grown in the realization that I too must change. I'm known for my kindness as an overall trait, what I've failed in my life is to take responsibility in everything precious to me. I've taken these months (seemingly years) to beat myself up, make excuses only to final say "grow up". My pledge to myself is to live and walk the walk according to world balance. My pledge to continually acknowledge the trials of generations before me making us as a nation, the work in progress for more inclusion, safety for all is only beginning. There is just too much hate, anger and shameful distrusts for me to ignore. I'm committed to be part of the solution in my everyday life by bettering my interaction with all. Not coddling people who I fear, reaching out with more transparency, clarity and not allowing my values to be circumvented by my fears of others. Together we can make this world a better place to live, one person at a time, one day at a time, one life event at a time.
In my upcoming blogs I want to share why travel, immigrants, different cultures are more rooted in our lives than many are willing to admit or accept. We are the world, we are the future, we are responsible for the past misdeeds.
Let's celebrate life as it should be. Let's share life as it should be. Let's be open to all people, all races, all cultures, all religions and all beliefs, all lifestyles even ones that you may not share as your own. It's not for me to say who or what is wrong it's really up to me to share compassion, understanding and guidance or kindness to all no matter.
Let's all make 2022 a year of discovery as we take time in 2021 to rebuild, recover and grow from the lessons so heartlessly wrecking our lives now.
Stay safe, stay well because you are part of what is great about or world; thank you!